What are Bottles of Hope? Here is a little description as posted from the Makins Clay blog. “Bottles of Hope are small glass bottles covered with polymer clay and given to cancer patients. They symbolize a wish and a hope for health. This project was started in 1999 by a Rhode Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally. Bottles are made by artists, students, survivors, seniors and many more who volunteer their time and love. Learn more about this worthwhile project, see a gallery of many creative bottles at the Bottles of Hope site.
I had never heard of the Bottles of Hope project until I was apart of the Makins Clay design team. This cause hit really close to my heart, being that my mother passed away from lung cancer in 2005 at just 56 years old. The vintage style bottle(pix above) is a piece that I designed with my mom in mind and found it fitting to dedicate this special project to her.. this piece with step-by-step photos can be found at Makins Clay Blog.
I truly hope you find some inspiration and join the cause. Sometimes the world can seem like a dark place, but these bottles are surely to brighten someone’s day and for a minute maybe smile and forget.
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